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Maniac Mansion creators' Thimbleweed Park closes with $626K on Kickstarter

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The Kickstarter campaign for Thimbleweed Park, the new old-school adventure game from Maniac Mansion creators Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, was successfully funded last week with a final tally of $626,250 from 15,623 individuals.

That total surpassed the developers' original goal of $375,000 by 67 percent. Thimbleweed Park's backers hit multiple stretch goals along the way: Translations will be done for five languages; the English version will offer full voice acting; and the game will be ported to Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. People who missed out on the Kickstarter campaign can still contribute to Thimbleweed Park's development on the game's website.

"The support for Thimbleweed Park has been completely and totally overwhelming," said Gilbert and Winnick in a Kickstarter update upon the end of the campaign. "Once again, thank you thank you thank you for believing in us. We're going to make the best damn point & click adventure game possible and we could not have done it without your help."

Winnick and Gilbert launched the Kickstarter funding drive for Thimbleweed Park last month. The duo billed the project as a "true spiritual successor" to 1987's Maniac Mansion and other graphic adventure games developed at Lucasfilm Games during the late '80s and early '90s.

Thimbleweed Park is currently scheduled to be released in June 2016 on Android, iOS, Linux, Mac and Windows PC. You can watch the Kickstarter pitch video below.

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